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Reports: 2nd round tender for Green-Ellis

Earlier on Wednesday, the possibilities of tenders for Patriots restricted free agents was highlighted.

Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis' tender was at the second-round level, according to the Boston Herald and Boston Globe.

It is possible that the restricted free agent tenders for players of Green-Ellis' experience won't be part of a new collective bargaining agreement, but this is a case where the Patriots are accounting for the chance they are. Green-Ellis would earn just shy of $2 million if he signs the tender.

If another team attempted to sign him to an offer sheet, and the Patriots didn't match, New England would be compensated with a second-round draft choice.

As of Wednesday, offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka -- a longshot candidate for a tender -- had not received word from the Patriots on it.